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The Fourth Kind (2009)

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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tommy Fisher
Scott Stracinsky
Ashley Tyler
Ronnie Tyler
Cindy Stracinski
Tyne Rafaeli ...
Sarah Fisher
Paul Stefanov ...
Timothy Fisher (as Pavel Stefanov)
Kiera McMaster ...
Joe Fisher
Sara Houghton ...


In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. Modern-day, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Based on the actual case studies. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contactos de cuarto tipo  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,231,160, 8 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,464,480, 1 January 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "real" Dr. Abigail Tyler was played by the actress Charlotte Milchard. In the end credits she appears credited as Dr. Abigail Tyler and in the final cast list with her real name but as one of the "Nome Resident". See more »


In the film, there is a sheriff and deputies who provide police service to Tyler's home. This is wrong, as Nome has a police department and there are no sheriffs in the state of Alaska. See more »


[first lines]
Abbey Tyler: I'm actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. To better explain the events of this story, the director has included actual archived footage throughout the film. This footage was acquired from Nome psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who has personally documented over 65 hours of video and audio materials during the ...
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Crazy Credits

Over the closing credits; there are a series of radio interviews with eyewitness to close encounters of the first to fourth kind See more »


References Twin Peaks (1990) See more »

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User Reviews

I'm sorry...
13 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I'm sorry but for anyone believes any of this is real I seriously feel bad for you.

This is an awful movie.. Its awful enough that this is my first time commenting on a film on this site.

They made it at a convenient time and are trying to bank off of Paranormal Activities success with "real" footage.

I hope the filmmakers realize that just by adding pauses... after...every.... single.... word.... of.... dialogue.... doesn't.... make .... it.... seem..... more..... authentic...

Try harder.

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